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  • Exploring with our senses

    Published 18/01/22, by Katie Sturman

    We are learning to explore the world with our senses. Last week, we looked at the senses sight and touch and this week we explored our sense of taste.
    We tried a range of salty, sweet, sour and bitter foods then described the flavour and if we liked it, or didn't like it! Most of us loved the milk chocolate, but we were not fans of the dark chocolate! We were divided on whether we liked or disliked the lemon and most of us enjoyed the sweet taste of pineapple. 


    We know which body parts are linked with all of our 5 senses, and we are starting to realise that if one of our senses stop working, our other senses work twice as hard. 

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  • welcome back!

    Published 04/01/22, by Katie Sturman

    Welcome back Year 1!

    I hope you have had a lovely Christmas break, and you're ready for all the fun we have planned for this half-term. I would like to say a big well done to those of you who have kept up with your reading and doodle maths over the holidays, it is lovely to see so many of you giving things a go at home. 

    Our topic for this half-term is called 'Animal Planet'.  Please see the letter attached which gives more detail about what this topic entails.  

    A few general reminders at the start of term:

    • Our spelling quiz will stay on a Friday with Mrs Lees. We will commence with set 7 spellings from Autumn 2 on Friday 7th January then make a start on Spring 1 set 1 the following week. The new spring spellings are listed on the topic letter. 
    • ReadWrite Inc phonics books will be changed on a Monday. The reading trolley will be available every day for children to choose an additional story book. 
    • We are now working towards our silver reading awards. You have up until the Easter holidays to complete this. On your marks, get set, GO!
    • Homework- Please continue to read with your child at least 3 times a week and sign their reading record to show you have done this. All children should be staying within the green zone on Doodlemaths. We will be working on numbers up to 20 this half term and I will be setting some additional Doodlemaths challenges to help embed the skills we have been learning in lessons.
    • In the New Year, please can all children be sent in with a spare set of clothes (including underwear, socks and tights). This is to ensure that we have an appropriate change of underwear available for if your child needs it. Please could you send these in in a labelled bag and I will keep them all safe.

    A message from Mrs King:
    "I have noticed that lots of you have worked really hard to get in the green zone on your Doodlemaths this week! Well done. Now, I am a little bit tired of giving all the special Doodle treats to the children in KS2 so I am setting Anning Class a challenge. If you can have 80% of your class in the green zone for 3 weeks in a row, I will bring in my special golden envelopes so you can choose an amazing class surprise!

    Miss Sturman will tell your parents about our special challenge but I need all of you to remember to do your doodles EVERY DAY! You can do it!"

    Come on Annings, let's show Mrs King we can smash her special Year 1 challenge!

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  • Merry Christmas!

    Published 17/12/21, by Katie Sturman

    Wow, what a term! 

    We have had a really awesome first term in Year 1 and have learnt lots of new and exciting things. Thank you for all the hard work you have put in.

    Yesterday, I sent out a pack of work for numbers 11 - 20 which will be our main focus in maths after Christmas. If you have the time, it would be great if you could have a look at these with your children to get them familiar before we return.  Mrs King has also set a Christmas challenge on doodle for the chance to win a special doodle prize!

    Please keep up with your reading over the Christmas holidays, I would love to hear all about your favourite books when we meet again in January. 

    Merry Christmas to all my children and their families. 

    See you next year!

    Miss Sturman 

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  • London past and present.

    Published 06/12/21, by Katie Sturman

    We have had lots of fun learning about London in Anning class this half term.

    We re-enacted The Great Fire of London by setting paper houses on fire to see how quickly the fire spread. We saw that the fire spread very quickly because it was windy, they were close together, and they were made out of flammable materials. We really enjoyed watching this and spoke about the difference in fire safety between now and 1666.  


    This week, we used our imaginations to go on a tour of London! We made our own train tickets and went on a train journey to Paddington station. Then, we learnt about all the fantastic landmarks which can be found in our capital city, and tried to build and draw these ourselves. 



    I have noticed a lot of us are keeping up with our reading and doodle maths so well done you guys! Keep it up. 

    Just one more week to go before the Christmas break, let's make this week the best one yet. 

    Miss Sturman 

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  • Christmas Massive Maths!

    Published 01/12/21, by Katie Sturman

    We had great fun joining in with the Massive Maths challenge this morning! Thankfully, we were able to find the combination to unlock the reindeer stables and save Christmas! Well done team. 

    See the photo gallery for the photos from today's activities! 


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  • Home Learning 29.11.21

    Published 27/11/21, by Katie Sturman

    Here is the learning map for the week beginning 29.11.21. 

    On Wednesday morning, the whole school will be taking part in a 'Massive Maths' challenge. Our challenge is called 'Unlock the reindeer stables'. It would be great for you to take part in this activity and take some photos of your lovely work. I am sure Miss Hopwood would love to see these too. 

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  • Home Learning

    Published 24/11/21, by Katie Sturman

    You should have now received an email with your child's Seesaw log in details. This is the platform we will be using to assign any home learning activities to those who are currently learning from home. 

    Please note, this is only required for children who are at home isolating with a confirmed case of COVID, or are waiting their PCR results.
    We only expect children to complete these tasks if they are feeling well enough to do so.  

    I will be uploading a 'home learning mat' onto our blog at the start of each week. This outlines the activities I have set and will contain links to anything which cannot be accessed on the Seesaw homepage. 
    I have attached the learning map for the remainder of the week to this blog. 

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  • PJ Day and Diwali Celebrations!

    Published 19/11/21, by Katie Sturman

    What a fun day! Spending all day in our pjs AND celebrating Diwali this afternoon! 

    In RE, we have been learning about the Hindu celebration, Diwali. This afternoon we had a Diwali celebration where we created our own rangoli and Mehndi patterns and made Diwali cards. 

    All the class were super sensible with this activity, and I am very proud of their learning. 

    Have a restful weekend and keep going with your reading and doodles. There will be more discovery points up for grabs next Friday for those who are in the green zone!

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  • Where do we live?

    Published 11/11/21, by Katie Sturman

    Last week we received a postcard from Peru from a mysterious explorer! The postcard asked us to explain where we lived.  We were able to answer this question easily because we have been learning all about our continent, country and city in our geography lessons. 

    Some children think the postcard was from Paddington Bear (!) but we will have to wait and see if we receive any more postcards in the coming weeks.

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  • Bright Lights, Big City!

    Published 01/11/21, by Katie Sturman

    Hello Annings!

    I hope you've all had a lovely break and are ready to come back to school this week. 

    We will be starting a new topic called 'Bright Lights, Big City' where we will learn all about the United Kingdom and our capital city, London! Please find attached some more information about our topic and the additional activities you can complete at home.

    I have also attached our spelling list for this half-term. Please note that spelling quizzes will now take place on a Friday  and we will start off this week with Set 6 from Autumn 1. 

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  • End of Autumn 1!

    Published 14/10/21, by Katie Sturman

    Well, what a great start to Year 1 we have had! 

    Over the past few weeks we have been learning how to write fabulous sentences about woodland animals, comparing numbers to 10 and all about the different plants we can find here in the UK. 

    When we come back in November we will start our new topic called Bright Lights, Big City and it is all about our capital city London! I have attached a list of home learning activities which you can do with your families to get you ready for this new topic. 

    Keep up with your reading and doodle maths over the holidays, it will really help to embed some of the skills we have been learning in school.

    I hope you all have a lovely half-term holiday and I can't wait to see your faces again soon. 

    Miss Sturman 


    PS: The class were really excited to show you our new continent song! We are still learning it but it is really helping us remember the names of the 7 continents on our Earth. 

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